We have depleted just about all of our stores of those things except for eggs, milk, margarine and a lonely package of beef hot dogs. Plus we have tomatoes, green peppers, anaheim peppers and squash from our garden.
When I went shopping today to replenish our meager supplies I realized I had to do it with canned and boxed foodstuff. It doesn't thrill me, but no problem, it is just for a few days. I figured things like bean burritos, rice, macaroni and cheese, spicy tomato soup, and cereal never killed anyone within a week, right? But I want to do something interesting and fun. I figure if I am going to have to make, serve and eat this stuff I might as well make it worth the health risks.
So here is what I came up with for dinner tomorrow night - and don't laugh. Just remember who is talking here, 'kay?
Chili Cheese Dog Ravioli
Pooldad is a huge fan of chili cheese dogs but I don't make a habit of serving them too often [read: never] but I thought since we already had the hot dogs I would buy the chili sauce and Velveeta cheese. [Yes Tadpoles I am 45 years old and this was my very first purchase of Velveeta ever. Can you imagine? It shocked my kids. They love the stuff but I just never bought it. Until today.]
I am going to make homemade ravioli pasta and fill it will with a mix of the chili sauce, diced hot dog and diced onion. While those are cooking I will make the Velveeta sauce which I will drizzle over the top of the ravioli with some diced tomatoes and dried parsley thrown in for "color". A crunchy, hot loaf of Italian bread and a sliced pepper, onion and tomato vinagrette salad will
salvage make the meal.
Hey - he doesn't call me a cool wife for nothin'. ::GRIN::
I promise to post pictures. If they like it.
Have a great Fourth of July!